For Immediate Release
September 17, 2018
The 7th Annual Niagara Falls Night of Art is a celebration of local musicians, artists, and the vibrant culture of Niagara. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Niagara Falls History Museum (5810 Ferry Street), Niagara Falls Farmers Market (5943 Sylvia Place), and surrounding areas.
Niagara Falls Night of Art is a free event, open to the public, and includes admission to the Niagara Falls History Museum Galleries. More than 45 local artists have signed on to be part of this magical, late summer night in Niagara Falls. The event features visual art displays, art installations, live art demonstrations, live music, poetry reading and spoken word, a caricaturist, interactive activities, food vendors, craft beer and wine, and art for sale (cash only).
New this year is a special, Burton-esque installation by Brainkite Co. in the Museum’s temporary gallery: a magical combination of textures, sound and light form a shadowy maze/obstacle course incorporating the gallery’s signature colours: blue and white. The installation will fill the gallery with an extremely large wood mobile gently moving on its own amidst a random multitude of abstract natural wood sculptures, stairways, tunnels, hallways, walls, and more.
Dougie Hayz will present his mixed media collage video installation, Memoryal, created this summer as a video community art project. Hayz collected clips from community members reminiscing about loved ones to create a silent film. The film will be projected on the exterior wall of the Niagara Falls History Museum. An additional audio-video short film will be screened inside the Museum.
Many more installations will also be featured by local artists: Emily Andrews, Nick Cupolo, Dawn Crysler, Tammy Jane Lepp, Andrea Letourneau, Ashley Marazzo, Katie Mazi, and Crystal Zettel.
The Niagara Falls History Museum will host several live performances, including music by Sound Sound, Jessica Wilson Band, The Mandevilles, Egan Henderson and Trio Corn Brio, Indigenous storyteller Dakota Brant, poet Jacquie Jacobs, Sara Lou Stuart and Taylor Peeples.
Local restaurants and food vendors are also taking part and will be serving up a variety of foods, craft beers and wines in the Museum’s licensed courtyard. The nearby Regal Diner will host performances and live drawing by Heather Fraser. Featured local food vendors include: The Wandering Gourmet, Niagara Samosa Factory, Tamales Mexico, Awsum Day Café, Churchill Natural Meats and Brimstone Brewing Company.
For more information on this event, participating artists and vendors and for videos from past years, please visit niagarafalls.ca.
For more information, contact:
Clark Bernat, Culture & Museums Manager
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext. 5906